Last Dutch Stakeholder preparation meeting in run up to the Pre-Summit | 5 July 2021
In September 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.
This meeting with the Dutch network builds on the three earlier information and networking meetings which were held in the course of the past few months, as well as on the outcomes of the Dutch National Food Dialogue. The meeting is the last general networking meeting in the run-up to the UN FSS Pre-Summit on 26-28 July 2021.
At the start of the meeting, chair Myrtille Danse expressed appreciation of the many activities that have been undertaken by Dutch network actors in recent months, all in their different roles and capacities. Key activity was the Dutch National Food Dialogue convened by the Ministries of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Foreign Affairs, and Health, Welfare and Sports. The Dialogue report has been submitted to the UN and presented in a colourful magazine and a short after-movie. Another key activity was the Independent Food Systems Dialogue co-hosted by a group of partners and Netherlands Food Partnership, of which the feedback has been shared with the UN as well.